The HPTA Board of Directors would like to introduce the new Head Paddle Professional at Hinsdale Paddle Club (HPC), Matt Lemery.
Lemery was born and raised in Menominee, MI (border of Wisconsin). He graduated from Ferris State University in 2003 with a B.S. in Marketing and became a USTA-certified teaching professional through the Professional Tennis Management Program. After two years of teaching tennis as the Junior Director at the South Barrington Club, Lemery was offered the Head Pro position at Westmoreland Country Club. This is where his love of paddle started. Four years later, he became the Head Paddle Pro at Sunset Ridge Country Club (winter season) and the Director of Tennis at Ivanhoe Country Club (summer season). In 2013 he took over as Director of Racquet Sports at Butterfield Country Club and helped create their first paddle program. After five years at Butterfield, Lemery did a complete 360 and took a job as a recruiter at Hunt Club. Unfortunately, he was furloughed during COVID. A Ferris friend contacted him about joining him at his company Essential Tennis. Here he focused on video coaching.
Lemery competed in National tournaments for 11 years, winning the 2008 St. Louis Open, finishing runner-up at the 2010 Husband Wife Nationals, and was Nationally ranked as high as #42. He still competes in league play and plays on the HPC Series 2 team.
He is married to Suzanne Lemery (Director of Racquet Sports at Hinsdale Golf Club), and together they have two boys. Jamison (Jamo) age 9 and Jaxson (Jax) age 6.
Lemery is extremely excited about becoming the new Head Paddle Pro at HPC. He looks forward to working with all levels and is available for spring and summer lessons.
You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join the board in welcoming Matt Lemery, HPC’s new Head Paddle Professional.